History of the Profession
AA at Emory
Since its beginning, the Emory Program sought to produce a new type of anesthetist, the anesthesiologist assistant, whose clinical and technological skills complement the traditional medical role of the anesthesiologist. This new type of anesthetist has advanced the quality and efficiency of care delivered by the anesthesia care team. The basic science education in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physics, and medical instrumentation, along with intensive clinical training, prepare graduates to become knowledgeable, skilled practitioners and participate as valuable members of the anesthesia care team.
The current Program graduates approximately 35 anesthesiologist assistants each year.
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